Submission Guidelines

We are looking for stories that are 1000-5000 words in length. We will pay $20 per story, to be paid on January 1, 2012 or on acceptance, whichever comes later.  Although the emphasis is on short stories, we will also accept select pieces of poetry for this anthology, with payment at $5 per poem

Submissions will be open from June 15, 2011 NOW through December 15th, 2011. We will announce some acceptances as we go, but will hold a majority of slots open until the end. We also hope to respond to submissions within 6-8 weeks, but will hang on to some stories longer if they are being considered.

We are very open as to genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, etc. Please no romance, erotica (though relevant sexual content is fine), or YA. Please no reprints. Simultaneous subs are fine as long as you notify us immediately if it’s accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are allowed, but wait until you have received a response to your initial submission.  Only after we have responded to your first submission will the editorial team review a second submission.

For poetry, please send no more than 3 poems per submission.

Short story manuscript formatting: Please use Times New Roman 12-point, double spaced, standard margins. Save as a Word doc or RTF. Include name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number on the first page.

Cover letter not necessary but feel free to let us know about your publications or any active participation in palace coups.

Submit via our submission manager: